The police in Marietta were called to the scene of a brutal crash on North Interstate-75 at about 10:30 pm on Wednesday, February 24. The accident site was right at Exit 263 for South Marietta Parkway.
The police had received a report that a man lost control of his vehicle while in the outside lanes of Interstate-75. After losing control, his vehicle left the lane and he headed directly toward a gore on the exit ramp.
The driver, who has been identified as 45-year-old Sparticus Heyward, was also from Marietta, Georgia. His 2017 Acura MDX SUV continued to drive directly into the back of a tractor trailer parked in the gore.
The name of the driver of the 2016 Freightliner has not been named in the report. It does not appear that he was injured.
Heyward was taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital as soon as rescue crews arrived. He was treated there but, sadly, passed away shortly thereafter.
The investigation into this crash on North Interstate-75 is ongoing. There has been no explanation for what caused the victim to drive off the road. Nor is there any indication why he crashed into the back of the tractor trailer.
In cases like this, one can usually expect to hear that the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the crash. That is not the case here. So far, there has been no mention of impairment playing a role in the accident.
If the family of the victim learns there was something wrong with Heyward’s 2017 Acura MDX, they will have a potential wrongful death claim to pursue.
If your loved one is hurt or killed in a motor vehicle accident, call a Georgia car accident attorney right away.